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Friday, June 1, 2018
In Memoriam - Philip Kemp
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Phil Kemp. Phil served in both administrative and academic positions from 1968 until his retirement in 2007 from the College of Business. He passed away on May 28 at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife, Pat, three children, two grandchildren, and many family and friends.
While serving as Director of the Graduate School of Business, Dr. Kemp completed his studies and was awarded the DBA, doctorate in business administration, by Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kemp taught courses in Marketing Management and Business Administration. He was the founder and director of PET, the Program for the Enhancement of Teaching, creating opportunities for faculty members to exchange ideas for continuous improvement and to understand and incorporate contemporary technologies into their courses and by so doing actively reinforce DePaul's mission as a teaching institution. The AACSB, America Association of Collegiate Schools of Business recognized Dr. Kemp's contribution to the areas of teaching and assessment by inviting him to conduct seminars for college administrators at national meetings. His ideas were published in a number of peer reviewed academic journals.
As a result of his impact on the faculty, staff, and students at DePaul, he was recommended by his peers and received the Spirit of DePaul award in 2004 for his exemplary embodiment of leadership and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and DePaul's highest honor in recognition of faculty and staff contributions to the university, the Via Sapientiae Award in 2007. Outside of his career, Phil enjoyed family gatherings, golfing and commenting on any Chicago sports team. He was an avid volunteer with Misericordia and at the Special Olympics. Phil was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and active member of St. Irene's parish in Warrenville, IL.
A Life Celebration will be held at St. Irene's Parish, 28w441 Warrenville Road, Warrenville, IL on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Edward and Lucille Kemp Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at DePaul University at https://alumni.depaul.edu/GiveNow/Home.
Our sympathy goes to the family, friends, university colleagues, and former students who mourn the loss of Phil. May he rest in peace.
Source: Mission and Ministry email, June 1, 2018
Photo: DES Luncheon, May 24, 2018
Kemp, Philip R.
Dr. Philip R. Kemp, 73 of Warrenville, IL, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born September 21, 1944 in Evanston, IL to the late Edward and Lucille (Osko) Kemp. Beloved husband of 44 years to Patricia (Dackiw) Kemp. Loving Father of Jennifer (Roger) Diercks, Michele and Matthew Kemp. Grandfather to Colin and Evan Diercks. Brother to Glenn and Larry Kemp.
Dr. Kemp's career at DePaul University spanned over forty years. During those years he served in both administrative and academic positions. Dr. Kemp taught course in Marketing Management and Business Administration. Outside of his career, Phil enjoyed family gatherings, golfing and commenting on any Chicago sports team. He was an avid volunteer, Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and active member of St. Irene's parish in Warrenville, IL.
A Life Celebration will be held at St. Irene's parish in Warrenville, IL on Saturday, June 23rd at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edward and Lucille Kemp Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at DePaul University at https://alumni.depaul.edu/GiveNow/Home
Source: Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2018, page 38.